Columbia University School of Law

Class of 2015


Living Expenses
Living Expenses
Living Expenses
Students Receiving
Class of 2015 (FT) $52,902 $52,902 $22,070 $22,070 $6,060 49.0%
Class of 2015 (PT) N/A N/A $22,070 $22,070 $6,060 0.0%

Class of 2014


Full-Time Students
Median Award: $13,200

Part-Time Students
Median Award: $0

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Approximately 80% percent of Columbia Law School students receive some form of financial aid. The majority of financial awards are based on need. However, there are a limited number of fellowships offered that are not based on financial need. In addition, the law school provides a Loan Repayment Assistance Program to its graduates who are pursuing public interest or public service careers.

Columbia Law School Scholarships

Top law firms are committed to contributing to a profession that embraces diversity and equal opportunity. They recognize that top recruits of diverse races, national origins and sexual orientation, men and women, are attracted to employers that hire from a diverse pool of candidates and provide an environment of real teamwork and equal opportunity. Additionally, it’s clear that clients and potential clients appreciate and increasingly expect law firms to provide outstanding staffing on their matters that reflect the breadth and diversity of their own organizations and that can work effectively as a team with each other and with the client’s personnel. While the entire legal field has far to go in improving diversity within the profession, some top law firms are making a concerted effort to create a culture that values individuality and differences among people. They believe that having a diverse population of lawyers and staff enables them to achieve greater success as a law firm. These firms also understand that improving diversity in the legal profession requires more than just hiring and promoting diverse attorneys within their firm. It also requires a sustained commitment to increase the pipeline of diverse students who earn strong grades in law school and are, therefore, positioned to compete for the most sought-after jobs and become the profession's next generation of leaders and decision-makers.

Law Preview (the nation's largest law school prep course) has partnered with Columbia Law School and some of the country's most prominent law firms and companies to provide scholarships to select members of Columbia Laws entering class. These firms has generously agreed to help entering students prepare for the 1L year at Columbia Law by paying the cost of tuition for law school prep course. To see if you meet the scholarship criteria: please visit the Columbia Law Scholarships Page for more information.

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